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CCRB seeks subcommittee nominations

Sept. 9, 2022

The ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) is seeking ACSM-certified exercise professionals who are willing to serve on the CCRB’s various subcommittees.

 

The Board is seeking to fill six (6) available volunteer positions.

 

Available Positions

Subcommittee Members

  1. Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI): Academician - Fitness Generalist

  1. Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI): Practitioner – large fitness center/corporate fitness 

  1. Certified Exercise Physiologist Credentialing Group (ACSM-EP): Practitioner – medical fitness specialist or corporate wellness 

  1. Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP): Academician - Clinical exercise testing and prescription

  1. Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP): Clinical exercise director/manager 

  2. Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

 

For more information, please see the Application Form and CCRB Subcommittee Member Job Description (with competency-based role information). The job description can be found below. 

 

For consideration, submit the following to ACSM by Friday, October 7.

1. Completed Application Form

2. Resume Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3. High resolution, color headshot (JPEG only)

4. Letter of Intent

5. 1-3 references

 

If nominating a colleague or peer, please submit the name and contact information to ACSM by September 23. ACSM will contact those nominees to confirm their interest in serving on the Board and give them time to complete and submit the Application and materials by Friday, October 7.

 

A slate of candidates will be chosen by the Nominating Committee to present to the CCRB Executive Committee for appointmentAppointments will occur in November 2022.  

 

To submit a nomination, email Katherine SchowengerdtIf nominating yourself, complete and submit the Application Form.

Contact Francis Neric with questions about serving on the CCRB.

 
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Job Description

Position Summary

The CCRB is the independent and autonomous governing body for American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification programs. Standing subcommittees of the CCRB include:

  • ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor® (ACSM-GEI) Credential

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer® (ACSM-CPT) Credential

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-EP) Credential

  • ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-CEP) Credential

  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

  • International

  • Ethics and Professional Conduct

 

Qualifications

Each CCRB credentialing subcommittee abides by independent qualifications of service as follows:

  • All ACSM-GEI Credentialing Group members must possess either the ACSM Group Exercise Instructor®, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer® or ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist® certification or certifications.

  • All ACSM-CPT Credentialing Group members must possess either the ACSM-CPT or ACSM-EP certification or certifications

  • All ACSM-EP Credentialing Group members must possess an ACSM EP or ACSM CEP certification or certifications.

  • All ACSM-CEP Credentialing Group members must possess an ACSM CEP or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification or certifications.

 

Terms of Office

Volunteer subcommittee members are nominated by CCRB’s executive committee (CCRB EC) and appointed by the CCRB EC chair. Each subcommittee shall not exceed nine (9) members. All subcommittee members serve a three (3) year term, with a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms. Terms begin Jan. 1 and terminate Dec. 31.

 

Time Commitment & Travel

Subcommittee members are expected to participate in all meetings called by the subcommittee chair. This includes monthly Zoom calls (60-90 minutes). There will be up to two in-person CCRB Committee on the Whole (COW) meetings per calendar year, one meeting in the fall/winter and one in the spring in conjunction with ACSM’s International Health & Fitness Summit. In-person meetings are typically two days in length, including travel, though the amount of time necessary varies. Plans and timelines for accomplishing goals are negotiated annually according to the strategic plan.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Abide by established policies, procedures, timelines and deadlines.

  • Act in a way that is consistent with the central goals and best interests of the CCRB and ACSM. Maintain confidentiality and attest to conflicts of interest.

  • Be informed. Prior to meetings, read materials and submissions, be prepared for discussions and be ready to act on items, as noted.

  • Ask questions. During the meetings, openly communicate to reach a consensus.

  • Respond in a timely manner to email (within three days and within set deadline parameters).

  • Recommend candidacy qualifications by evaluating patterns and trends in scope of practice and standards of care.

  • Develop, manage and evaluate certification examinations. This includes reviewing and modifying examination knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs); conducting role-delineation studies/job-task analyses when needed; creating and modifying examination blueprints; writing examination questions and reviewing examination complaints and challenges.

  • Develop and manage the examination item banks; analyze examination questions; review examination blueprints, assuring content validity; and develop criteria for passing scores in a consistent manner across all certification examination programs.

 

Competency-based Roles


ACSM-GEI

  1. Academician: Fitness generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. MS required; PhD preferred

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: preparticipation screening; fitness testing protocols (including administration, sequencing, termination criteria); anthropometric and body composition assessments. 

  1. Academician: Motor Behavior

  1. MS required; PhD/EdD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acquiring and perfecting motor skills and movements using varying types of practice, experience, or other learning situations; influence of neurophysiological factors on human movement; changes in motor skills that occur over an entire lifespan and the interaction of personal characteristics and the environment.

  1. Group Fitness director/manager 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of management and/or coaching experience; e.g., fitness center director/manager, group fitness manager, business owner

  1. Direct experience in developing and/or overseeing risk management guidelines, instructor training, group fitness scheduling, and emergency policies and procedures for a health/fitness facility.

  1. Practitioner – inclusive exercise

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of related experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing programs for one or more of the following programs:

  1. Healthy special populations (e.g., older adults, children, adolescents, pregnant women)

  1. Inclusive exercise – working knowledge of current ADA policy and adapted programming that promotes safe and effective training for individuals who have physical, sensory or cognitive disability and have been medically-cleared to exercise.

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – small fitness studio, boutique 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience in instructing group fitness programs in one or more of the following programs: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (“box”) and/or corporate fitness center 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing group fitness programs in one or more of the following programs: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (college rec center)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing group fitness programs in one or more of the following programs: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

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  1. Practitioner – community fitness center (YMCA, community recreation, senior centers)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing group fitness programs in one or more of the following programs: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching


ACSM-CPT

  1. Academician: Exercise Science generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. PhD/EdD required

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acute and chronic physiological and metabolic responses to exercise; exercise prescription; exercise progression; environmental exercise physiology. 

  1. Academician: Fitness generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. MS required; PhD preferred

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: preparticipation screening; fitness testing protocols (including administration, sequencing, termination criteria); anthropometric and body composition assessments. 

  1. Academician: Motor Behavior

  1. MS required; PhD/EdD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acquiring and perfecting motor skills and movements using varying types of practice, experience, or other learning situations; influence of neurophysiological factors on human movement; changes in motor skills that occur over an entire lifespan and the interaction of personal characteristics and the environment.

  1. Academician: Behavior Change; Exercise Psychology

  1. MS required; PhD/PsyD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience  

  1. Preferred: direct health/fitness practice in exercise counseling and behavior modification 

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: promotion of physical activity and exercise including include self-esteem, depression, body image, anxiety, motivation, social support, and perceived control; the psychological and emotional consequences of physical activity and exercise and the psychological; emotional and health related consequences of the lack of exercise.

  1. Fitness director/manager or fitness entrepreneur

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of management and/or coaching experience; e.g., fitness center director/manager, head coach/trainer, business owner

  1. Direct experience in developing and/or overseeing risk management guidelines and emergency policies and procedures for a health/fitness facility.

  1. Practitioner – inclusive exercise

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of related experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing programs for one or more of the following programs:

  1. Healthy special populations (e.g., older adults, children, adolescents, pregnant women)

  1. Inclusive exercise – working knowledge of current ADA policy and adapted programming that promotes safe and effective training for individuals who have physical, sensory or cognitive disability and have been medically-cleared to exercise.

  1. Practitioner – small fitness studio, boutique 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients, virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (“box”)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (college rec center)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching


ACSM-EP

  1. Academician: Exercise Science generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. PhD/EdD required

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acute and chronic physiological and metabolic responses to exercise; exercise prescription; exercise progression; environmental exercise physiology. 

  1. Academician: Fitness generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. MS required; PhD preferred

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: preparticipation screening; fitness testing protocols (including administration, sequencing, termination criteria); anthropometric and body composition assessments. 

  1. Academician: Motor Behavior

  1. MS required; PhD/EdD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acquiring and perfecting motor skills and movements using varying types of practice, experience, or other learning situations; influence of neurophysiological factors on human movement; changes in motor skills that occur over an entire lifespan and the interaction of personal characteristics and the environment.

  1. Academician: Behavior Change; Exercise Psychology

  1. MS required; PhD/PsyD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience  

  1. Preferred: direct health/fitness practice in exercise counseling and behavior modification 

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: promotion of physical activity and exercise including include self-esteem, depression, body image, anxiety, motivation, social support, and perceived control; the psychological and emotional consequences of physical activity and exercise and the psychological; emotional and health related consequences of the lack of exercise; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Fitness director/manager 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of management and/or coaching experience; e.g., fitness center director/manager, head coach/trainer, business owner

  1. Direct experience in developing and/or overseeing risk management guidelines and emergency policies and procedures for a health/fitness facility; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – medical fitness specialist or corporate wellness

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of management experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing programs for one or more of the following programs:

  1. Cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases and other stable clinical populations 

  1. Healthy special populations (e.g., older adults, children, adolescents, pregnant women)

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – small fitness studio, boutique 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (“box”)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (college rec center)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching


ACSM-CEP

  1. Academician: Clinical exercise testing and prescription

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. PhD/EdD required

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: pre-exercise screening procedures; indications and contraindications for exercise testing; exercise testing procedures and protocols; interpretation of the exercise response; exercise prescription for clinical diseases or conditions (e.g., cardiovascular, pulmonary, obesity/metabolic, orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neoplastic, frailty, neuromuscular

  1. Academician: Clinical exercise physiology/pathophysiology

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. PhD required

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: advanced exercise physiology; musculoskeletal system, structure and plasticity; cardiopulmonary structure, function and dynamics; nervous system and neuromuscular function; macronutrient metabolism, bioenergetics, and mitochondrial biogenesis; endocrine and immune systems; integrated exercise responses; environmental exercise physiology

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: pathophysiology of common cardiovascular diseases, obstructive and restrictive pulmonary diseases, metabolic diseases, neoplastic, immunologic/hematologic disorders and neuromuscular diseases; ECG interpretation involving the recognition of the most common abnormalities; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of commonly prescribed drugs (e.g., antibiotics/antivirals, anti-inflammatory drugs, pain medications, muscle relaxers, asthma medications, antihistamines, GI tract medications, hypertension and heart disease medications, antipsychotic medications, diabetes medication)

  1. Academician: Motor Behavior

  1. MS required; PhD/EdD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acquiring and perfecting motor skills and movements using varying types of practice, experience, or other learning situations; influence of neurophysiological factors on human movement; changes in motor skills that occur over an entire lifespan and the interaction of personal characteristics and the environment.

  1. Academician: Behavior Change; Exercise Psychology

  1. MS required; PhD/PsyD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience  

  1. Preferred: direct health/fitness practice in exercise counseling and behavior modification in applying behavior change concepts to those with known disease and/or disability a

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: establishment of rapport through use of open-ended questions, active listening and attention to nonverbal behavior, interest and empathy; the psychological challenges associated with acute and chronic illness (e.g., anxiety, depression, social isolation, hostility, aggression, suicidal ideation; theories of health behavior change (e.g., Social Cognitive Theory [SCT], Health Belief Model [HBM], Transtheoretical Model [TTM]); industry accepted screening tools to evaluate mental health status (e.g., SF-36, Beck Depression Index); signs and symptoms of failure to cope during personal crises (e.g., job loss, bereavement, illness).

  1. Clinical exercise director/manager 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years of management experience 

  1. Direct experience in overseeing and/or implementation of the following: evaluation of the exercise environment; inspection of emergency equipment; emergency procedures (e.g., crash cart, activation of emergency procedures); industry-accepted scopes of practice, ethical, legal (e.g., data privacy, informed consent), and professional standards.

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – cardiac rehab exercise specialist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years of management experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing programs for one or more of the following programs: insert specific knowledge and skills

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – obesity/metabolic exercise specialist

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: insert specific knowledge and skills

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, pulmonary, cancer, or frailty exercise specialist exercise specialist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: insert specific knowledge and skills

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, pulmonary, cancer, or frailty exercise specialist exercise specialist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: insert specific knowledge and skills

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

 

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CCRB seeks subcommittee nominations

Sept. 9, 2022

The ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) is seeking ACSM-certified exercise professionals who are willing to serve on the CCRB’s various subcommittees.

 

The Board is seeking to fill six (6) available volunteer positions.

 

Available Positions

Subcommittee Members

  1. Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI): Academician - Fitness Generalist

  1. Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI): Practitioner – large fitness center/corporate fitness 

  1. Certified Exercise Physiologist Credentialing Group (ACSM-EP): Practitioner – medical fitness specialist or corporate wellness 

  1. Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP): Academician - Clinical exercise testing and prescription

  1. Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP): Clinical exercise director/manager 

  2. Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

 

For more information, please see the Application Form and CCRB Subcommittee Member Job Description (with competency-based role information). The job description can be found below. 

 

For consideration, submit the following to ACSM by Friday, October 7.

1. Completed Application Form

2. Resume Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3. High resolution, color headshot (JPEG only)

4. Letter of Intent

5. 1-3 references

 

If nominating a colleague or peer, please submit the name and contact information to ACSM by September 23. ACSM will contact those nominees to confirm their interest in serving on the Board and give them time to complete and submit the Application and materials by Friday, October 7.

 

A slate of candidates will be chosen by the Nominating Committee to present to the CCRB Executive Committee for appointmentAppointments will occur in November 2022.  

 

To submit a nomination, email Katherine SchowengerdtIf nominating yourself, complete and submit the Application Form.

Contact Francis Neric with questions about serving on the CCRB.

 
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Job Description

Position Summary

The CCRB is the independent and autonomous governing body for American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification programs. Standing subcommittees of the CCRB include:

  • ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor® (ACSM-GEI) Credential

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer® (ACSM-CPT) Credential

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-EP) Credential

  • ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-CEP) Credential

  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

  • International

  • Ethics and Professional Conduct

 

Qualifications

Each CCRB credentialing subcommittee abides by independent qualifications of service as follows:

  • All ACSM-GEI Credentialing Group members must possess either the ACSM Group Exercise Instructor®, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer® or ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist® certification or certifications.

  • All ACSM-CPT Credentialing Group members must possess either the ACSM-CPT or ACSM-EP certification or certifications

  • All ACSM-EP Credentialing Group members must possess an ACSM EP or ACSM CEP certification or certifications.

  • All ACSM-CEP Credentialing Group members must possess an ACSM CEP or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification or certifications.

 

Terms of Office

Volunteer subcommittee members are nominated by CCRB’s executive committee (CCRB EC) and appointed by the CCRB EC chair. Each subcommittee shall not exceed nine (9) members. All subcommittee members serve a three (3) year term, with a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms. Terms begin Jan. 1 and terminate Dec. 31.

 

Time Commitment & Travel

Subcommittee members are expected to participate in all meetings called by the subcommittee chair. This includes monthly Zoom calls (60-90 minutes). There will be up to two in-person CCRB Committee on the Whole (COW) meetings per calendar year, one meeting in the fall/winter and one in the spring in conjunction with ACSM’s International Health & Fitness Summit. In-person meetings are typically two days in length, including travel, though the amount of time necessary varies. Plans and timelines for accomplishing goals are negotiated annually according to the strategic plan.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Abide by established policies, procedures, timelines and deadlines.

  • Act in a way that is consistent with the central goals and best interests of the CCRB and ACSM. Maintain confidentiality and attest to conflicts of interest.

  • Be informed. Prior to meetings, read materials and submissions, be prepared for discussions and be ready to act on items, as noted.

  • Ask questions. During the meetings, openly communicate to reach a consensus.

  • Respond in a timely manner to email (within three days and within set deadline parameters).

  • Recommend candidacy qualifications by evaluating patterns and trends in scope of practice and standards of care.

  • Develop, manage and evaluate certification examinations. This includes reviewing and modifying examination knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs); conducting role-delineation studies/job-task analyses when needed; creating and modifying examination blueprints; writing examination questions and reviewing examination complaints and challenges.

  • Develop and manage the examination item banks; analyze examination questions; review examination blueprints, assuring content validity; and develop criteria for passing scores in a consistent manner across all certification examination programs.

 

Competency-based Roles


ACSM-GEI

  1. Academician: Fitness generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. MS required; PhD preferred

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: preparticipation screening; fitness testing protocols (including administration, sequencing, termination criteria); anthropometric and body composition assessments. 

  1. Academician: Motor Behavior

  1. MS required; PhD/EdD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acquiring and perfecting motor skills and movements using varying types of practice, experience, or other learning situations; influence of neurophysiological factors on human movement; changes in motor skills that occur over an entire lifespan and the interaction of personal characteristics and the environment.

  1. Group Fitness director/manager 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of management and/or coaching experience; e.g., fitness center director/manager, group fitness manager, business owner

  1. Direct experience in developing and/or overseeing risk management guidelines, instructor training, group fitness scheduling, and emergency policies and procedures for a health/fitness facility.

  1. Practitioner – inclusive exercise

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of related experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing programs for one or more of the following programs:

  1. Healthy special populations (e.g., older adults, children, adolescents, pregnant women)

  1. Inclusive exercise – working knowledge of current ADA policy and adapted programming that promotes safe and effective training for individuals who have physical, sensory or cognitive disability and have been medically-cleared to exercise.

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – small fitness studio, boutique 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience in instructing group fitness programs in one or more of the following programs: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (“box”) and/or corporate fitness center 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing group fitness programs in one or more of the following programs: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (college rec center)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing group fitness programs in one or more of the following programs: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

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  1. Practitioner – community fitness center (YMCA, community recreation, senior centers)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing group fitness programs in one or more of the following programs: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching


ACSM-CPT

  1. Academician: Exercise Science generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. PhD/EdD required

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acute and chronic physiological and metabolic responses to exercise; exercise prescription; exercise progression; environmental exercise physiology. 

  1. Academician: Fitness generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. MS required; PhD preferred

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: preparticipation screening; fitness testing protocols (including administration, sequencing, termination criteria); anthropometric and body composition assessments. 

  1. Academician: Motor Behavior

  1. MS required; PhD/EdD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acquiring and perfecting motor skills and movements using varying types of practice, experience, or other learning situations; influence of neurophysiological factors on human movement; changes in motor skills that occur over an entire lifespan and the interaction of personal characteristics and the environment.

  1. Academician: Behavior Change; Exercise Psychology

  1. MS required; PhD/PsyD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience  

  1. Preferred: direct health/fitness practice in exercise counseling and behavior modification 

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: promotion of physical activity and exercise including include self-esteem, depression, body image, anxiety, motivation, social support, and perceived control; the psychological and emotional consequences of physical activity and exercise and the psychological; emotional and health related consequences of the lack of exercise.

  1. Fitness director/manager or fitness entrepreneur

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of management and/or coaching experience; e.g., fitness center director/manager, head coach/trainer, business owner

  1. Direct experience in developing and/or overseeing risk management guidelines and emergency policies and procedures for a health/fitness facility.

  1. Practitioner – inclusive exercise

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of related experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing programs for one or more of the following programs:

  1. Healthy special populations (e.g., older adults, children, adolescents, pregnant women)

  1. Inclusive exercise – working knowledge of current ADA policy and adapted programming that promotes safe and effective training for individuals who have physical, sensory or cognitive disability and have been medically-cleared to exercise.

  1. Practitioner – small fitness studio, boutique 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients, virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (“box”)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (college rec center)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching


ACSM-EP

  1. Academician: Exercise Science generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. PhD/EdD required

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acute and chronic physiological and metabolic responses to exercise; exercise prescription; exercise progression; environmental exercise physiology. 

  1. Academician: Fitness generalist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. MS required; PhD preferred

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: preparticipation screening; fitness testing protocols (including administration, sequencing, termination criteria); anthropometric and body composition assessments. 

  1. Academician: Motor Behavior

  1. MS required; PhD/EdD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acquiring and perfecting motor skills and movements using varying types of practice, experience, or other learning situations; influence of neurophysiological factors on human movement; changes in motor skills that occur over an entire lifespan and the interaction of personal characteristics and the environment.

  1. Academician: Behavior Change; Exercise Psychology

  1. MS required; PhD/PsyD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience  

  1. Preferred: direct health/fitness practice in exercise counseling and behavior modification 

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: promotion of physical activity and exercise including include self-esteem, depression, body image, anxiety, motivation, social support, and perceived control; the psychological and emotional consequences of physical activity and exercise and the psychological; emotional and health related consequences of the lack of exercise; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Fitness director/manager 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of management and/or coaching experience; e.g., fitness center director/manager, head coach/trainer, business owner

  1. Direct experience in developing and/or overseeing risk management guidelines and emergency policies and procedures for a health/fitness facility; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – medical fitness specialist or corporate wellness

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ of management experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing programs for one or more of the following programs:

  1. Cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases and other stable clinical populations 

  1. Healthy special populations (e.g., older adults, children, adolescents, pregnant women)

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – small fitness studio, boutique 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (“box”)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching

  1. Practitioner – large fitness center (college rec center)

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients; virtual-based training/coaching


ACSM-CEP

  1. Academician: Clinical exercise testing and prescription

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. PhD/EdD required

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: pre-exercise screening procedures; indications and contraindications for exercise testing; exercise testing procedures and protocols; interpretation of the exercise response; exercise prescription for clinical diseases or conditions (e.g., cardiovascular, pulmonary, obesity/metabolic, orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neoplastic, frailty, neuromuscular

  1. Academician: Clinical exercise physiology/pathophysiology

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. PhD required

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: advanced exercise physiology; musculoskeletal system, structure and plasticity; cardiopulmonary structure, function and dynamics; nervous system and neuromuscular function; macronutrient metabolism, bioenergetics, and mitochondrial biogenesis; endocrine and immune systems; integrated exercise responses; environmental exercise physiology

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: pathophysiology of common cardiovascular diseases, obstructive and restrictive pulmonary diseases, metabolic diseases, neoplastic, immunologic/hematologic disorders and neuromuscular diseases; ECG interpretation involving the recognition of the most common abnormalities; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of commonly prescribed drugs (e.g., antibiotics/antivirals, anti-inflammatory drugs, pain medications, muscle relaxers, asthma medications, antihistamines, GI tract medications, hypertension and heart disease medications, antipsychotic medications, diabetes medication)

  1. Academician: Motor Behavior

  1. MS required; PhD/EdD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: acquiring and perfecting motor skills and movements using varying types of practice, experience, or other learning situations; influence of neurophysiological factors on human movement; changes in motor skills that occur over an entire lifespan and the interaction of personal characteristics and the environment.

  1. Academician: Behavior Change; Exercise Psychology

  1. MS required; PhD/PsyD preferred

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience  

  1. Preferred: direct health/fitness practice in exercise counseling and behavior modification in applying behavior change concepts to those with known disease and/or disability a

  1. Direct experience teaching or overseeing the implementation of the following: establishment of rapport through use of open-ended questions, active listening and attention to nonverbal behavior, interest and empathy; the psychological challenges associated with acute and chronic illness (e.g., anxiety, depression, social isolation, hostility, aggression, suicidal ideation; theories of health behavior change (e.g., Social Cognitive Theory [SCT], Health Belief Model [HBM], Transtheoretical Model [TTM]); industry accepted screening tools to evaluate mental health status (e.g., SF-36, Beck Depression Index); signs and symptoms of failure to cope during personal crises (e.g., job loss, bereavement, illness).

  1. Clinical exercise director/manager 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years of management experience 

  1. Direct experience in overseeing and/or implementation of the following: evaluation of the exercise environment; inspection of emergency equipment; emergency procedures (e.g., crash cart, activation of emergency procedures); industry-accepted scopes of practice, ethical, legal (e.g., data privacy, informed consent), and professional standards.

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – cardiac rehab exercise specialist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years of management experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing programs for one or more of the following programs: insert specific knowledge and skills

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – obesity/metabolic exercise specialist

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: insert specific knowledge and skills

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, pulmonary, cancer, or frailty exercise specialist exercise specialist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: insert specific knowledge and skills

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

  1. Practitioner – orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, pulmonary, cancer, or frailty exercise specialist exercise specialist 

  1. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience 

  1. Direct experience in administering and/or overseeing in one or more of the following programs: insert specific knowledge and skills

  1. Direct experience working with healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurses)

 

About Us

We aim to foster the professional and educational development of students and to promote the dissemination of health and exercise related information from ACSM National through the scientific resources within MARC.

Membership

Joining the Mid-Atlantic ACSM Chapter ensures easy access and close-to-home educational, professional, and networking opportunities. Members gain access to programs and opportunities in a smaller and more personal environment. Whether it's building knowledge, building networks or building careers, MARC-ACSM can you get there! 

Make the most of your chapter membership-
  • Share your research & present at meetings
  • Connect with like-minded professionals & students
  • Access funding opportunities 
  • Advance your education through first-rate educational offerings
  • Volunteer & serve to get connected and give back
  • Gain exposure to a variety of sports medicine & exercise science professions

Chapter Leaders

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Stephen LoRusso, PhD

Executive Director
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Joohee Sanders, PhD

Associate Executive Director
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Devon Dobrosielski, PhD, FACSM

Past President
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Michael Bruneau, Jr., PhD, ACSM EP-C, NASM CPT

President
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Emily Sauers, PhD, FACSM

President-elect
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Peter Hosick, PhD

Vice President
Sushant Ranadive

Sushant Ranadive, PhD

Member at Large
Deborah King

Deborah King, PhD

Member at Large
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Rian Q. Landers-Ramos, PhD, CSCS

Member at Large
Jessica Butts

Jessica Butts, MD

Physician at Large
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Sara Campbell, PhD, FACSM

ACSM Regional Representative
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Brittany Overstreet, PhD

Secretary
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John Guers

New Jersey State Representative
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Yu Jen Chang, PhD

West Virginia State Representative
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Deborah Feairheller, PhD, FACSM

Pennsylvania State Representative
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Timothy Werner

Maryland State Representative
Kyle Pietro

Kyle Pietro

Student Representative